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Image Number 1164 (Basal cell carcinoma)


Diagnosis: Basal cell carcinoma

Site: Scalp

Sex: M

Age: 40


Description: An ulcer with rolled-up border.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


This dark-complexioned man suffered a slowly developing ulcerative BCC on one side of the scalp. The ulcer has rolled up border with granular base and partially covered with a hemorrhagic crust. The patient complained that his lesion bleeds easily even on minor touch. Within 4 years the ulcer has reached about 7 cm diameter and resulted in localized hair fall.

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